September 23, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lecture: Ed Carpenter: Fifty Years of Public Art
Ed Carpenter: Fifty Years of Public Art and Recent Uncommissioned Projects
September 23 | 2:00-4:00pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita
Ed Carpenter is an artist specializing in large-scale public installations ranging from architectural sculpture to infrastructure design. Since 1973 he has completed scores of projects for public, corporate, and ecclesiastical clients. Working internationally from his studio in Portland, Carpenter collaborates with a variety of expert consultants, sub-contractors, and studio assistants. He personally oversees every step of each commission, and installs them himself with a crew of long-time helpers, except in the case of the largest objects, such as bridges. While an interest in light has been fundamental to virtually all of Carpenter’s work, he also embraces commissions that require new approaches and skills. This openness has led to increasing variety in his commissions and a wide range of sites and materials. Recent projects include interior and exterior sculptures, bridges, towers, and gateways. His use of glass in new configurations, programmed artificial lighting, and unusual tension structures has broken new ground in architectural art. He is known as an eager and open-minded collaborator as well as technical innovator.
Join us at the Hoffman Center for a visually rich presentation and fascinating discussion about the process of creating public art.